[Mediawiki-l] Importing Content

Jim Wilson wilson.jim.r at gmail.com
Tue May 22 19:28:50 UTC 2007

Hi Peter,

I tried to send a response to you off-group, but I'm not sure if you got it
(the email may have bounced).  Did you get my response?  Thanks in advance.

-- Jim R. Wilson (jimbojw)

On 5/22/07, Monahon, Peter B. <Peter.Monahon at uspto.gov> wrote:
> > Date: Mon, 21 May 2007 14:59:40 -0600
> > From: "G. Carter" <gcarter2000 at gmail.com>
> > Subject: [Mediawiki-l] Importing Content
> > To: mediawiki-l at lists.wikimedia.org
> > Hi:
> > Where can I find information on importing
> > content into my Wiki?
> > Thanks
> Hi and welcome, G. Carter,
> It depends on the content.
> I import Microsoft Word documents with
> http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension_talk:Word2MediaWikiPlus which
> converts documents and pictures and facilitates uploading both, though
> it's for cut-and-paste, one document at a time.  It took me ~3 hours to
> clean up, convert and upload ~500,000 words in ~30 long documents.
> Other documents require hand schmoozing, though I'm planning to
> subcontract (six figures?) mass conversion of large quantities of legacy
> documents in DOC, PDF and other formats, like PPT, XLS and so on, and my
> goal is NOT mere one-time conversion but a useful ongoing conversion
> tool for new documents, AND converting from Wiki TO other formats (hence
> the big price tag!).
> Or, do you mean import from an existing Wiki into a new Wiki?
> Tell us more - what is your exact situation, what are your resources and
> skill set?  Also, please tell us where you searched and what you
> searched for and what results you've found so far, that would help
> reduce out guesswork a great deal.
> Peter Blaise, Wiki-on-WOS-lover! (the ONLY Wiki that's worked for me so
> far!)
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